Governor Creates Council to Cut Bureaucratic Tape

Governor Bruce Rauner has announced a new council to promote economic growth and job creation. The Illinois Competitiveness Council, which will review all agency rules and regulations, will help by cutting the overly burdensome bureaucratic red tape which Illinois citizens and businesses must deal with.

The goal of the council is to save Illinoisans at least $250 million in direct license fee costs over the next decade, and save Illinois taxpayers and business owners at least 4 million pages in paperwork. It will work to ensure current regulations are up to date and relevant to today’s industries and practices; ensure the language in rules are easy to understand; reduce the amount of unduly burdensome requirements on businesses, social service providers, and citizens through both time and cost; and ensure there is a clear need for the regulation.

The Council will be comprised of a representative of each of Illinois’ regulatory state agencies. Illinois citizens are encouraged to talk directly to the Council and a website has been set up where they can report burdensome red tape they are familiar with.